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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS —continued

Notice given for Monday, 25 October 2021

    *1    Dr Allen : To move—That the House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) leads the world’s efforts to end polio, bringing together Rotary International, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and many others including in the private sector with a common objective to eradicate polio;

(b)        when the GPEI commenced, more than 350,000 cases of polio paralysed and killed children in 125 countries annually;

(c)         in 2021, polio is 99 per cent eradicated and wild polio remains in only two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, with the entire African continent certified as polio-free on 25 August 2020;

(d)        this success has been driven by the GPEl’s extensive worldwide community-driven vaccination program, the largest of its kind in the world, to safeguard children from polio worldwide;

(e)         safe and effective polio vaccines have been the single most important factor in achieving 99 per cent eradication of polio so far;

(f)          Australia has been a strong supporter of polio eradication for more than three decades and has invested more than $135 million in polio eradication over that time;

(g)        2022 will be a critical year for polio eradication as the GPEI sets out its strategy to achieve polio eradication by 2026, and that this will be a key opportunity for Australian leadership; and

(h)        Australian organisations lead the effort to see continued support for polio eradication from Australia, including Rotary International Australia, UNICEF Australia, Global Citizen and Results Australia;

(2)        acknowledges that:

(a)         the work of the GPEI is a testament to the great power of vaccines and that the equitable and timely access to those vaccines is critical to the program’s success;

(b)        progress made toward polio eradication is facing new challenges with the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan impeding vaccination efforts and increasing the risk of new polio outbreaks;

(c)         additional measures will be required to manage the risk of polio in Afghanistan in an effort to ensure that no widespread polio outbreaks occur;

(d)        Australia is a long-term champion of polio eradication along with many other Commonwealth nations including the United Kingdom and Canada, who all share an interest in ensuring the success of the polio program and its important contribution to global health security; and

(e)         the current parliaments of Australia and other countries have the opportunity to be recognised as the elected representatives who ensured that polio was completely eradicated; and

(3)        calls on the Government to continue its strong ongoing support for the GPEI.

              ( Notice given 21 October 2021. )

Notice given for Monday, 22 November 2021

         1    Mr Wilkie : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , and for related purposes. ( Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Cleaning up Political Donations) Bill 2021 )

              ( Notice given 15 June 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

Notices —continued

       1    Mr K. J. Andrews : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that education is a fundamental human right;

(2)        welcomes the commitment embodied in Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4): ‘inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’;

(3)        acknowledges that the world is decades behind in delivering SDG 4—the long lasting impact of COVID-19 on learning is an immense risk to delivering the promise envisioned in Agenda 2030 of leaving no one behind; and

(4)        commits to achieving the goals outlined in the founding declaration of the International Parliamentary Network for Education:

(a)         higher total and better financing for education, ensuring that spending is efficient, accountable and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals;

(b)        prioritisation of the furthest behind, so that no child is denied their right to education simply because of who they are or where they live; and

(c)         higher-quality education which delivers learning outcomes.

              ( Notice given 15 March 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 25 October 2021. )

       2    Mr Zappia : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes:

(a)         ongoing reports of wide-scale violations of basic human rights against the Uyghur people living in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China including:

(i)          the detention of over 1 million people in re-education centres;

(ii)        the forced removal of children who are then placed in state-run institutions;

(iii)      allegations of extensive physical, psychological and sexual abuse including rape, beatings and starvation;

(iv)       the implementation of a mass birth-prevention strategy;

(v)        the destruction of Uyghur religious and cultural institutions and buildings; and

(vi)       a mass surveillance strategy and restricted movement of Uyghur people;

(b)        the difficulty of many Australian Uyghur people in contacting family members in their homeland;

(c)         that China is a signatory to the Genocide Convention and the Vienna Convention;

(d)        the inability of the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner to conduct an unrestricted assessment of the situation in XUAR; and

(e)         report by the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy that finds extensive breaches of the 1948 Genocide Convention; and

(2)        calls on the Government to raise these matters with the Chinese Government and within the relevant United Nations forums.

              ( Notice given 16 March 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 25 October 2021. )

       3    Mr Thistlethwaite : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         under Australia’s current Constitution our nation’s next head of state will not be an Australian and will not be chosen by Australians;

(b)        continuing to have the English monarch as Australia’s head of state is outdated and does not reflect modern Australian values and democracy;

(c)         that many Australians believe that Australia’s head of state should be an Australian selected on merit, not royal lineage; and

(d)        that the Australian head of state would demonstrate our confidence as a nation and embody our democratic values and our maturity and independence as a nation; and

(2)        calls on Government to:

(a)         launch a public education campaign about Australia’s current constitutional arrangements regarding our head of state; and

(b)        establish a process to consult the Australian public and begin a discussion about amending our Constitution to appoint an Australian as our head of state in future.

              ( Notice given 16 March 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 25 October 2021. )

       4    Ms Sharkie : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         Nades and Priya Murugappan are Tamil asylum seekers who settled in the regional Queensland town of Biloela in 2014;

(b)        their children Kopika and Tharunicaa were born in Biloela;

(c)         in March 2018, after asylum claims for Nades, Priya, and Kopika were unsuccessful, the family was removed from Biloela, pending deportation to Sri Lanka;

(d)        the family has been in detention on Christmas Island since August 2019 while their case has been before the court;

(e)         detaining children in a remote offshore location contravenes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Australia is a signatory; and

(f)          in 2019 the United Nations Human Rights Committee called on the Australian Government to release the family from detention; and

(2)        calls on the Government to release the Murugappan family from immigration detention while their case is before the court.

              ( Notice given 16 March 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 25 October 2021. )

       5    Ms Sharkie : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reached its 50th ratification on United Nations Day in October 2020 and entered into force on 22 January 2021;

(b)        this is the first treaty to comprehensively ban nuclear weapons and provide a pathway for nations to outlaw and eliminate nuclear weapons;

(c)         there are approximately 13,400 nuclear weapons globally and there have been over 2,000 nuclear tests conducted to date;

(d)        from 1952 to 1963, the British Government, with the permission of the Australian Government, conducted a series of nuclear weapons development tests in Australia—the testing occurred at Maralinga in South Australia, Montebello Islands in Western Australia and Emu Field in South Australia;

(e)         a government-funded study found that 16,000 Australian workers were exposed, with 23 per cent higher rates of cancer and 18 per cent more deaths from cancers than the general population;

(f)          the Aboriginal populations in these areas were even more at risk, as many of them were not properly evacuated or even informed about the nuclear testing; and

(g)        Australia is not yet a signatory or state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; and

(2)        calls on the Government to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

              ( Notice given 16 March 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 25 October 2021. )

       6    Mr Watts : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         prior to the 2019 federal election, the Government promised to implement a city deal with North and West Melbourne; and

(b)        almost two years later and the Government has not begun construction on any of the proposed developments, they have not even signed the deal;

(2)        recognises that:

(a)         North and West Melbourne is an important region—one in three Victorians and one in 12 Australians live in the North and West Melbourne region;

(b)        North and West Melbourne is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia—in the next 20 years North and West Melbourne is predicted to be home to 3 million residents, 50 per cent more people than all of South Australia;

(c)         Wyndham City Council alone is expected to be home to as many people as Tasmania by 2036;

(d)        North and West Melbourne needs infrastructure development—almost half of the region’s workers commute to work and the region has eight of Victoria’s ten most congested roads, and a significant portion of these workers commute more than two hours a day; and

(e)         North and West Melbourne has great potential, including significant industrial land and manufacturing capability; and

(3)        calls on the Government to:

(a)         keep its promise to the people of North and West Melbourne;

(b)        deliver on its announcement, North and West Melbourne is more than a photo opportunity; and

(c)         sign and implement the North and West Melbourne City Deal.

              ( Notice given 16 March 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 25 October 2021. )

       7    Dr Freelander : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         in March 2021 the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, announced that the new city at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis will be named Bradfield, after the late John Bradfield; and

(b)        that a number of organisations and places throughout the State of New South Wales have already been named after John Bradfield, paying homage to his contribution to our city; and

(2)        calls on the NSW Government to reverse this decision, and instead consider naming the new Aerotropolis after an Indigenous namesake to pay tribute to our region’s strong Indigenous heritage and culture.

              ( Notice given 11 May 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

       8    Mr Christensen : To move—That this House:

(1)        acknowledges that:

(a)         the protection of all human life is core to the values we uphold as a nation;

(b)        Australia is a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Convention on the Rights of the Child recognising every child has the inherent right to life, care and protection including healthcare;

(c)         Australian state-based figures record a number of cases where children are born alive as a result of terminations;

(d)        a child born alive as the result, or not as the result, of a termination is a legal person and is entitled to all the same rights and privileges as any other Australian citizen, for example a prematurely born child; and

(e)         health practitioners have a duty to provide the same medical care or treatment to a child born alive as the result of a termination as they would to a child born alive not as the result of a termination; and

(2)        calls on the House to:

(a)         rectify any breach of its international obligations and enhance its human rights by ensuring that the right to life and healthcare is protected for children born alive; and

(b)        provide clarity and certainty to health practitioner professional standards or guidelines on the duty of health practitioners to provide medical care or treatment to children born alive as a result of terminations.

              ( Notice given 24 May 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

       9    Mr Georganas : To move—That this House:

(1)        recognises that:

(a)         between 1914 and 1923, the then Ottoman Empire undertook a brutal cleansing campaign to rid the region of people of Christian faith;

(b)        as a result, millions of Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks from the Pontus region and other parts of modern-day Turkey, were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths, and millions more were displaced; and

(c)         historians unanimously define these events as the first example of systematic genocide in the 20th Century;

(2)        notes and pays tribute to our ANZAC troops who were among the first to witness the atrocities committed against the Greek, Armenian and Assyrian populations, and even assisting in the rescue of the refugees fleeing to safety; and

(3)        calls on this Parliament to:

(a)         join the many European Union member states, Latin American nations and, recently, the United States of America in officially recognising and condemning the atrocious acts committed against Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians between 1914 and 1923 as genocide; and

(b)        reaffirm our shared commitment to prevent such atrocities from ever happening again.

              ( Notice given 25 May 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    10    Dr Freelander : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes:

(a)         the profound impacts that COVID-19 is having upon our communities, families and businesses; and

(b)        that a successful roll-out of respective COVID-19 vaccines is paramount to our nation’s recovery; and

(2)        calls on the Government to:

(a)         immediately begin a targeted and clear advertising campaign, to promote the effectiveness of vaccines and to dispel misinformation in multiple forums and for all targeted groups so that our vaccine roll-out gets back on track; and

(b)        establish built-for-purpose quarantine facilities in all major states to minimise the risks of COVID-19 outbreaks in hotel quarantine.

              ( Notice given 25 May 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    11    Ms Vamvakinou : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         this year marks the 75th anniversary of the Philippines-Australia diplomatic relations;

(b)        the enduring friendship between Australia and the Philippines is based on shared interests and values, supported by strong people-to-people links; and

(c)         9 June 2021 marks the 123rd Philippines’ Independence Day; and

(2)        recognises the contribution of:

(a)         Filipino-Australians to enriching Australia’s multicultural society; and

(b)        the Filipino-Australian community to Australia’s social and economic success.

              ( Notice given 25 May 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    12    Ms Sharkie : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes:

(a)         there is currently no uniform commitment across the states and territories to support young people in care up until the age of 21 years;

(b)        there are studies that highlight the importance of ensuring extended care between the ages of 18 and 21 as many young people who are required to leave their care setting at 18 years of age become homeless, involved with the criminal justice system, unemployed or a new parent within the first 12 months of being exited from care; and

(c)         17 per cent of young people experience homelessness directly after leaving their foster care, kinship care and state government care arrangements according to CREATE Foundation’s national report released this week; and

(2)        calls on the Government to:

(a)         encourage state and territory ministers to extend care support for young people in all types of care, including foster care, kinship care and state government care, up to the age of 21 years; and

(b)        to work with state and territory ministers to coordinate a consistent national approach to support for young people in all types of care, including foster care, kinship care and state government care, up to the age of 21 years.

              ( Notice given 27 May 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    13    Ms Collins : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes:

(a)         the horrific mouse plague continues to significantly impact across multiple states including South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria;

(b)        NSW Farmers say the cost of the mouse plague on the state’s winter crop will top $1 billion, and has warned the mouse plague crisis could span for two years;

(c)         budget estimates have revealed there is no national response by the Government to help farmers and rural communities address the impact of the shocking mouse plague;

(d)        the New South Wales Agriculture Minister said in relation to the mouse plague that ‘it’s incredibly disappointing to hear the Commonwealth admit they’ve got no national response and throw their hands up as our regions face this problem’;

(e)         the Opposition called on the Government to put the costly mouse plague at the top of the agenda at a meeting of agriculture ministers on 2 June 2021; and

(f)          the previous meeting of agriculture ministers took place virtually in December 2020;

(2)        acknowledges the impact the mouse plague is having on farmers and those living across regional communities;

(3)        conveys its disappointment that the Government has not:

(a)         developed a national response to help farmers and regional communities address the significant impact of the mouse plague; and

(b)        taken any responsibility to help abate the impact of the mouse plague across multiple states; and

(4)        calls on the Government, as a matter of urgency, to develop a national plan that helps farmers and regional communities mitigate the impact of the mouse plague.

              ( Notice given 1 June 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    14    Ms Payne : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         28 July 2021 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention;

(b)        the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees was formally adopted by the United Nations on 28 July 1951; and

(c)         the Convention outlines the rights and obligations member states have towards refugees;

(2)        recognises the ongoing challenge of forced migration across the world, with 80 million, or 1 per cent of the world’s population, forcibly displaced by mid-2020, with 26.3 million of these people identified as refugees; and

(3)        calls on the Government to ensure that Australia upholds its obligations as a party to the Refugee Convention.

              ( Notice given 2 June 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    15    Ms Rishworth : To move—That this House:

(1)        acknowledges the shortage of general practitioners in both outer metropolitan and rural areas of the county and the difficulty that this leads to in accessing health care services;

(2)        recognises the importance of being able to see a general practitioner in a timely manner;

(3)        notes:

(a)         that support programs and systems are not adequate to help medical clinics in some areas classified by the Department of Health as Distribution Priority Areas; and

(b)        the inconsistencies that exists when an area is classified as a Distribution Priority Area but due to its classification under the Modified Monash Model is unable to access the support programs needed to address the medical workforce shortage; and

(4)        calls on the Government to:

(a)         provide medical clinics in Distribution Priority Areas with access to programs to help attract an adequate medical workforce; and

(b)        provide support to build a workforce of general practitioners that will help meet the current and future health needs of our outer metropolitan and rural areas.

              ( Notice given 3 June 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    16    Mr R. J. Wilson : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes the Government’s ongoing commitment to improving connectivity for regional businesses, and better connecting regional communities through the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative;

(2)        recognises that the ROSI initiative upgrades key freight roads to efficiently connect agricultural and mining regions to ports, airports and other transport hubs;

(3)        commends the Government for its funding of $4.9 billion for projects nation-wide to deliver works such as road sealing, flood immunity, strengthening and widening, pavement rehabilitation, bridge and culvert upgrades and road realignments; and

(4)        acknowledges that the ROSI initiative is providing substantial social and economic benefits, including opportunities for greater regional employment and business growth.

              ( Notice given 15 June 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    17    Mr Hill : To move—That this House:

(1)        calls on the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister to act now and speak frankly with our closest allies, to ensure that Mr Julian Assange is:

(a)         not extradited to the United States of America where he could face the death penalty; and

(b)        released from Her Majesty’s Prison Belmarsh in the United Kingdom where he is currently detained after being denied bail;

(2)        recognises that it is incumbent on the Australian Government to ensure Australian citizens do not face the death penalty, and that Mr Assange could face the death penalty if extradited to Virginia in the United States;

(3)        welcomes the priority given to the health and welfare of Mr Assange by the United Kingdom’s court decision which found that: ‘the mental condition of Mr. Assange is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the United States of America’;

(4)        notes that the United Kingdom’s court decision was handed down almost six months ago, and that Mr Assange continues to be imprisoned despite winning his court case;

(5)        notes with approval the letter sent on 11 June 2021 signed by 24 Members of the United Kingdom House of Commons to the President of the United States appealing for the President to: ‘drop this prosecution, an act that would be a clarion call for freedom that would echo around the globe’;

(6)        calls on the Australian Government to formally request the United States Government to review Mr Assange’s case and drop the charges; and

(7)        acknowledges that Mr Assange is an Australian citizen and is entitled to the protection of his government.

              ( Notice given 15 June 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    18    Dr Aly : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes:

(a)         the escalation in conflict in the Oromia region of Ethiopia in recent months; and

(b)        that Amnesty International has reported extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and detentions, unfair trials, suppression of the right to freedom of assembly by security forces, forced evictions and unlawful killings; and

(2)        calls on the Australian Government to:

(a)         condemn state-sanctioned military violence against innocent civilians and protestors in Oromia; and

(b)        call on the Ethiopian Government to release all political prisoners, end unlawful imprisonment and engage in genuine dialogue to reduce militarisation and address Oromian concerns.

              ( Notice given 17 June 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    19    Mr Husic : To move—That this House:

(1)        recognises that 2021 marks 75 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and the Philippines;

(2)        celebrates the strength of the bilateral diplomatic relations between Australia and the Philippines over those 75 years;

(3)        reaffirms the strong relationship between Australia and the Philippines; and

(4)        acknowledges the importance of effective diplomatic relations with the Philippines, which are underpinned by our shared history and deep enduring relationship.

              ( Notice given 21 June 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    20    Mr Vasta : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that the Government’s support for child care helped Australian families during the height of the coronavirus pandemic and continues to support families as our economy grows;

(2)        further notes that the latest data shows more than $3 billion has been provided through the pandemic to keep services viable, staff in work and children in care;

(3)        recognises that women’s workforce participation has reached a record high of 61.8 per cent; and

(4)        further recognises that the Government is investing more than $10.3 billion in the child care system this year, helping more than 1.2 million families.

              ( Notice given 23 June 2021.  Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    21    Mr Young : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that the Government is investing in the education of Australian children, to boost standards and return Australia to the top group of education nations in the world;

(2)        further notes that the Government is investing record funding in schools, growing from $17.5 billion to $32.7 billion in 2029;

(3)        recognises that government schools will be the biggest beneficiaries of this investment; and

(4)        further recognises that funding for government schools has increased by 55 per cent over the last five years.

              ( Notice given 23 June 2021.  Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    22    Ms Bell : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that the Government is securing Australia’s recovery by investing in essential services such as education;

(2)        further notes that the Government is investing a record $24.8 billion for all Australian schools next year;

(3)        recognises that the Government is investing more than $10 billion in childcare; and

(4)        further recognises that the Government is providing more than $19 billion to universities, enabling more Australians to get a university education than ever before.

              ( Notice given 23 June 2021.  Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    23    Mr Goodenough : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes with concern the long standing religious persecution of members of the Baha’i Faith in Iran;

(2)        expresses alarm at the raids on Baha’i homes and businesses and the increase in court cases against Baha’is since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic;

(3)        further calls on the Iranian Government to ensure that Baha’is enjoy the same rights as other citizens and that their belief and practice are not criminalised;

(4)        supports the 16 December 2020 resolution of the United Nations General Assembly which called on the Islamic Republic of Iran to uphold the human rights of all its citizens;

(5)        condemns the recent Iranian court judgments upholding the confiscation of homes and lands belonging to 27 Baha’is in the village of Ivel; and

(6)        calls on the Iranian judicial authorities to ensure that these lands and homes are restored to their rightful owners, and that no other Baha’i citizens have their properties confiscated due to their religion.

              ( Notice given 23 June 2021.  Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    24    Mr Simmonds : To move—That this House:

(1)        acknowledges the Government’s commitment to stopping importation of childlike sex dolls into Australia with the 2019 introduction of the world-leading measure of a standalone offence into the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995 for possessing a childlike sex doll, with offenders facing imprisonment of up to 15 years;

(2)        further acknowledges introduction under the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Act 2020 of mandatory minimum sentences for certain Commonwealth child sex offences committed on or after 23 June 2020, resulting in a person convicted under the Criminal Code for possessing a childlike sex doll now facing a mandatory minimum sentence of four years’ imprisonment in situations where it is the person’s ‘second-strike’ child sexual abuse offence; and

(3)        congratulates the Australian Border Force (ABF) in seizing a total of 82 consignments from 1 July 2020 to 31 May 2021 that contained in total 188 childlike sex dolls and or parts which are prohibited under the Customs Act 1901 , allowing the ABF to seize these objects at the first point of detection at Australia’s border; and

(4)        notes the total number of seized childlike sex dolls and or parts has increased compared to 2019-20, where the ABF seized a total of 86 consignments that contained 145 childlike sex dolls and or parts.

              ( Notice given 23 June 2021.  Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    25    Mr van Manen : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes the Government’s ongoing commitment to improving road safety through the establishment of the Road Safety Program (RSP);

(2)        recognises that the RSP supports the fast roll out of lifesaving road safety treatments on rural and regional roads and greater protection for vulnerable road users, like cyclists and pedestrians, in urban areas;

(3)        commends the Government for its funding in the recent budget to provide $3 billion over three years from 2020-21; and

(4)        acknowledges the ‘use it or lose it’ provision as part of the funding, requiring states and territories to use their funding within each six month tranche in order to receive their full allocation of funding for the next tranche, unless exceptional circumstances exist.

              ( Notice given 23 June 2021.  Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    26    Dr Leigh : To move—That this House:

(1)        acknowledges that Jobkeeper allowed many Australian businesses to keep employing workers despite significant drops in revenue;

(2)        notes that:

(a)         Jobkeeper is the most expensive single program ever deployed by the Government;

(b)        New Zealand’s Jobkeeper-style wage subsidy scheme was implemented with a public register of participants; and

(c)         in spite of the Prime Minister’s assurance on 30 March 2020 that the payment would be ‘open to eligible businesses that receive a significant financial hit caused by the coronavirus’, the Jobkeeper program may have paid out as much as $15—$20 billion to companies that actually increased their earnings;

(3)        commends the Australian companies that have returned over $100 million of Jobkeeper payments they did not need to the public purse, and the tens of thousands of small businesses that chose not to claim Jobkeeper despite being eligible, because they judged they did not need it; and

(4)        calls on the Government to disclose for each company with revenue greater than $100 million that received Jobkeeper payments, the total amount of Jobkeeper payments the entity received.

              ( Notice given 24 June 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    27    Mr Bandt : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes:

(a)         the 42 continuous years of gardening in the Community Gardens at Collingwood Children’s Farm and the continuing important contribution they make to the local community;

(b)        that the Collingwood Children’s Farm is also a vital part of the community, as a working inner-city farm, open to the public and running programs to promote social inclusion;

(c)         that the Community Gardens and Collingwood Children’s Farm are part of the Abbotsford Convent precinct which was placed on the National Heritage List on 31 August 2017; and

(d)        the strong community concerns and opposition to the proposals from the Collingwood Children’s Farm management that would significantly change the character and operation of the community gardens and potentially place at risk the garden’s heritage values;

(2)        calls on the Collingwood Children’s Farm management to work with the gardeners to find a mutually-agreed way forward that allows the community to continue to garden and maintains the heritage and community values of the gardens, while addressing the safety concerns raised by the Farm; and

(3)        calls on the Minister for the Environment to support a process to ensure the community gardens and their heritage values are protected.

              ( Notice given 24 June 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    28    Mr Gorman : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         the Tigray conflict, in the northern region of Ethiopia, has led to widespread violence against the people of Tigray, with forecasts from the Australian National University indicating that Ethiopia is the number one country at risk of the onset of genocide or politicide from 2021-2023;

(b)        over 2 million Tigrayans are now internally displaced and thousands of civilians have died;

(c)         sexual and gender-based violence is being used as a weapon of war, with estimates in the thousands of the number of girls and women that have been raped;

(d)        millions of people in Ethiopia face severe food insecurity, with instances of famine and food shortages in Tigray reaching catastrophic levels according to UN agencies;

(e)         armed forces continue to block the supply of aid to the region, impeding the ability of humanitarian workers to assist the most vulnerable, with 90 per cent of the population of Tigray in extreme need of humanitarian aid; and

(f)          the United States’ Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has described the violence in Tigray as ‘ethnic cleansing’; and

(2)        calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to:

(a)         make urgent representations to call on the Ethiopian Government to:

(i)          ensure unfettered humanitarian access to Tigray;

(ii)        withdraw all Eritrean forces from Tigray; and

(iii)      hold those responsible for human rights violations to account; and

(b)        respond swiftly to international calls for urgent humanitarian assistance to be provided in Tigray.

              ( Notice given 3 August 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    29    Mr Bandt : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         Australia’s international border has been closed for over sixteen months, with the necessary speed of the closure resulting in many families becoming separated, including partners of Australian citizens and permanent residents that hold Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visas;

(b)        this is the only partner visa class that is not automatically exempt from Australia’s inbound travel ban—all other partner visa classes can enter Australia and reunite with their partners without needing a travel exemption;

(c)         the Australian Border Force assesses inbound travel exemption applications for Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa holders on a case-by-case basis, however 88 per cent of these travel exemption applications are rejected, even in the most compelling and compassionate circumstances;

(d)        these rejections are taking place despite the significant cost of $7,715 for this visa, and the extensive processing times of up to 30 months while couples wait to receive their visa grants; and

(e)         the ongoing separation of Australian citizens and permanent residents from their partners who hold Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visas is causing immense emotional trauma and pain, with no end in sight; and

(2)        calls on the Government to urgently make holders of Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visas automatically exempt from Australia’s inbound travel ban, bringing this visa class into line with all other partner visa classes that are already exempt.

              ( Notice given 3 August 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    30    Ms Vamvakinou : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         artificial intelligence technology has great potential to bring benefits to society in a range of applications, but must be developed and implemented with appropriate care, oversight, and regulation;

(b)        global proliferation of increasingly autonomous weapons is occurring amidst the absence of new international regulations that address the challenges caused by these emerging weapons systems; and

(c)         lethal autonomous weapons systems, which operate without meaningful human control, raise very serious ethical, legal, human rights and security concerns; and

(2)        calls on the Government to:

(a)         support the establishment of legally binding rules regarding specific prohibitions and limits on autonomous weapons;

(b)        support the implementation of a ‘normative and operational framework’ in the area of autonomous weapons within the instruments of the United Nations; and

(c)         develop a national policy which regulates the appropriate development and use of autonomous weapons systems, and prohibits lethal autonomous weapons systems that operate without rigorously defined human control and responsibility.

              ( Notice given 23 August 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    31    Mr Burke : To move—That this House notes:

(1)        the response to COVID-19 was always a race and relied upon:

(a)         the effective supply of vaccines;

(b)        the effective roll out of vaccines, including to priority groups such as aged care residents and workers, disability care residents and workers and First Nations Australians;

(c)         safe and effective national quarantine facilities; and

(d)        an effective public information campaign; and

(2)        failures on vaccines, national quarantine and public information have resulted in extended lockdowns affecting millions of Australians.

              ( Notice given 1 September 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      32    Mr Bandt : To move—That the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021 made under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 on 24 June 2021 and presented to the House on 3 August 2021, be disallowed.

              ( Notice given 18 October 2021. Regulations will be taken to have been disallowed unless disposed within 12 sitting days, including today. )

      33    Dr Leigh : To move—That the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021 made under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 on 24 June 2021 and presented to the House on 3 August 2021, be disallowed.

              ( Notice given 18 October 2021. Regulations will be taken to have been disallowed unless disposed within 12 sitting days, including today. )

    34    Mr Connelly : To move—That this House:

(1)        recognises the benefits a career in the Australian Defence Force provides through skills, education, training and experience;

(2)        notes:

(a)         the Australian Defence Force’s objective to protect Australia and that those recruited to deliver on this objective put their lives on the line for our country; and

(b)        that Defence recruits the best and brightest and offers varying pathways for individuals to join and serve our nation; and

(3)        acknowledges the sacrifice our personnel and their families make for a career in the Australian Defence Force and our nation’s eternal gratitude for all those who have served past and present.

              ( Notice given 18 October 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    35    Dr Allen : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         Australia is continuing to display international leadership on the issue of HIV/AIDS by co-facilitating the 2021 United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS;

(b)        this meeting took place from 8 to 10 June and covered the progress which had been made in reducing the impact of HIV since the last High Level Meeting in 2016;

(c)         the High Level Meeting coincides with a meeting of public health and political leaders in Australia on 17 June to discuss Agenda 2025: Ending HIV transmission in Australia;

(d)        testing and treatment services combined with successful leadership from governments and civil society mean that progression from HIV to AIDS is now relatively rare in Australia;

(e)         action is still needed to address rising HIV transmission among First Nations, trans and gender diverse people, and other emerging high-risk population groups;

(f)          gay and bisexual men continue to bear the burden of Australia's HIV epidemic and ongoing health education among this population group is needed, and;

(g)        further bipartisan political action and leadership is required to meet our national target of ending HIV transmission in Australia.

(2)        recognises and acknowledges:

(a)         the Agenda 2025: Ending HIV transmission in Australia strategy outlines the commitments needed to make Australia one of the first countries to eliminate HIV;

(b)        the journey that people have made through their diagnosis, treatment and experiences of living with HIV;

(c)         the tremendous efforts of peer educators, healthcare professionals, researchers and scientists in developing treatment and prevention regimes that have improved the lives of people living with HIV;

(d)        the success of a bipartisan approach in Australia's health response; and

(e)         the tireless community advocates, civil society organisations and support groups that actively tackle stigma associated with HIV.

              ( Notice given 18 October 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    36    Mr Conaghan : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that approximately 500,000 Australians including an estimated one in three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people do not have a birth certificate;

(2)        recognises the impact this can have on an individual’s ability to access services, and participate in the workforce and community such as:

(a)         access to government and health services;

(b)        enrolment and participation in education;

(c)         employment opportunities;

(d)        obtaining a driver’s licence for transport and mobility;

(e)         opening an account with a financial institution;

(f)          buying property; and

(g)        registering for sporting teams and organisations;

(3)        further notes the contribution to the risk factors for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly in remote communities with limited access to birth registration services;

(4)        acknowledges the work undertaken by the Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program in partnership with the Paul Ramsay Foundation to:

(a)         educate and inform Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;

(b)        provide sign-up days for registration; and

(c)         visit juvenile justice and correction centres to facilitate registration; and

(5)        calls on state and territory governments to commit to removing the barriers for birth registration as a key measure under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

              ( Notice given 19 October 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

    37    Ms Sharkie : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes:

(a)         the Justice 2021: Toward a More Just Australia report of the Australian Baptist Ministries; and

(b)        that the report calls for action in relation to eight manifestations of injustice in relation to which Australia falls short on delivering its promise of justice for all;

(2)        calls on the Government to identify how it will answer those calls for action on:

(a)         Justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples;

(b)        Justice for People Seeking Refuge and Asylum;

(c)         Justice for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence;

(d)        Justice for People Unable to Access Safe and Secure Housing;

(e)         Justice for Older Members of our Society in Need of Support and Care;

(f)          Justice for People Vulnerable to the Impacts of Climate Change;

(g)        Justice for People Living in Extreme Poverty; and

(h)        Justice for People Subject to Modern Slavery, Forced and Child Labour; and

(3)        encourages state and territory ministers to work with the Government to answer these calls for action.

              ( Notice given 19 October 2021. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

Orders of the day

         1    Sex Discrimination Amendment (Prohibiting All Sexual Harassment) Bill 2021

( Ms Steggall ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  15 March 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 25 October 2021. )

         2    Financial sector: Resumption of debate ( from  15 March 2021 ) on the motion of Mr Falinski —That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         the final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry highlighted widespread misconduct across the financial sector;

(b)        the Commissioner, the Honourable Kenneth Madison Hayne AC QC, made clear that primary responsibility for misconduct in the financial sector lies with the institutions concerned and their boards and senior management;

(c)         the final report made specific note that the transparency and internal governance processes of a number of financial institutions did not meet community standards;

(d)        after a request from the Treasurer on 1 August 2019, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics has run an inquiry into the review of the four major banks and other financial institutions which seeks to review the financial sector's implementation of recommendations from the Royal Commission; and

(e)         IFM Investors is an Australian investment management company which is wholly owned by 27 Australian superannuation funds and which manages $148 billion as of September 2020;

(2)        is disappointed that IFM Investors has refused to provide information to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics, including the:

(a)         reported $36 million bonus to a single fund manager;

(b)        severance payment and terms for staff alleged to have engaged in sexual harassment;

(c)         details and terms of bonuses paid by IFM Investors to their executives and fund managers, paid from Australian’s compulsory superannuation; and

(d)        deliberate attempt to launder transparency and accountability of the use and misuse of Australians’ compulsory superannuation by keeping information confidential from the Parliament of Australia; and

(3)        calls upon the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics to use its power to compel evidence and documents from IFM Investors to ensure transparency and accountability and to ensure that IFM Investors is acting in the best interests of ordinary Australians, not fund managers.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 25 October 2021. )

         3    Edith Cowan: Resumption of debate ( from  15 March 2021 ) on the motion of Dr Aly —That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         12 March 2021 is the 100th anniversary of Edith Cowan’s election to the seat of West Perth in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, making her the first woman elected to any Australian parliament;

(b)        Edith Cowan was an extraordinary and tireless advocate for the rights of women and children, and she sought and won election to the Legislative Assembly in an effort to strengthen those rights; and

(c)         in addition to her elected office, she was also a campaigner for women’s suffrage, a major contributor to many social welfare organisations and a noted jurist;

(2)        recognises Edith Cowan’s remarkable legacy, which is commemorated in the names of Edith Cowan University and the federal electoral division of Cowan, as well as in artistic works such as the play, With Fire in her Heart: The Edith Cowan Story , a retelling of her life which premiered at the 2021 Perth Fringe Festival; and

(3)        commits to upholding Edith Cowan’s contributions to Australian civil society by working to further the rights of women and children in all spheres of Australian life.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 25 October 2021. )

         4    NBN and Western Sydney: Resumption of debate ( from  15 March 2021 ) on the motion of

Ms Owens —That this House:

(1)        recognises that Western Sydney is Australia’s third largest economy, and accounted for more than half of Sydney’s population growth from 2012 to 2018;

(2)        notes that:

(a)         jobs growth in Western Sydney has been increasingly limited to population-driven sectors like construction, which have been hit hard by COVID-19;

(b)        there is a jobs deficit affecting Western Sydney’s growing professional workforce, which is forced to commute long distances for employment;

(c)         a fast, reliable internet connection is basic infrastructure that is needed to attract new businesses and industries, and therefore essential to promoting jobs growth in Western Sydney; and

(d)        NBN’s recent announcement of 130 ‘business fibre zones’ includes four zones in suburbs on Sydney Harbour, but only one in Western Sydney, in Parramatta; and

(3)        calls on the Government to urgently improve NBN connectivity for businesses and households to support sustainable jobs growth in Western Sydney.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 25 October 2021. )

         5    Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment (Rural and Regional Australia Statements) Bill 2021 ( Dr Haines ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 March 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

         6    Commonwealth Environment Protection Authority Bill 2021 ( Mr Wilkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 March 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. On 25 March 2021, the Selection Committee made a determination that this Bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Energy. )

         7    Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Amendment (No New Fossil Fuels) Bill 2021

( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 March 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

         8    Human rights in China: Resumption of debate ( from  22 March 2021 ) on the motion of

Mr K. J. Andrews —That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         the Canadian House of Commons unanimously passed a resolution that, ‘in the opinion of the House, the People’s Republic of China has engaged in actions consistent with the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 260, commonly known as the “Genocide Convention”, including detention camps and measures intended to prevent births as it pertains to Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims’;

(b)        the Parliament of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has passed a resolution stating that ‘measures intended to prevent births’ and ‘having punishment camps’ in China fell under United Nations Resolution 260;

(c)         the UK House of Lords has passed a resolution urging the government to uphold all undertakings in and international obligations arising from the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide;

(d)        the then US Secretary of State, Mr Mike Pompeo, issued a determination that Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims are being subjected to a genocide by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, a position reinforced by his successor, Mr Antony Blinken;

(e)         a series of international reports, including by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy, have concluded that Uyghurs in Xinjiang have and are being forcibly held in ‘re-education’ camps, subjected to torture, forced labour and coercive transfer to other regions; and

(f)          other ethnic and religious minorities are being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party;

(2)        records its abhorrence that the Chinese Government continues to engage in serious and systematic breaches of the human rights of its peoples;

(3)        calls on the Government of China to respect and abide by universally acknowledged human rights for all its peoples;

(4)        urges the United Nations to investigate the breaches of human rights in China; and

(5)        encourages the Australian Government to continue to protest the ongoing abuse of human rights by the Chinese Government and to take appropriate measures to enforce laws against modern slavery and identify supply chains that use forced labour.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

         9    Liability for Climate Change Damage (Make the Polluters Pay) Bill 2021 ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  24 May 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      10    Independent Office of Animal Welfare Bill 2021 ( Mr Wilkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  24 May 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      11    Research and commercialisation: Resumption of debate ( from  24 May 2021 ) on the motion of Mr Ted O’Brien —That this House:

(1)        recognises the important work being carried out in Australian businesses to research and commercialise new ideas;

(2)        acknowledges that the Government has supported those efforts in many ongoing ways, including:

(a)         fostering business collaboration with the CSIRO;

(b)        the research and development tax incentive; and

(c)         Accelerating Commercialisation grants under the Entrepreneurs Programme; and

(3)        congratulates Australian companies that are developing and commercialising new ideas, including Naturo Pty Ltd, which has developed a way to extend the shelf life of fresh milk up to 60 days and is creating a pilot manufacturing facility as a result of its recent Accelerating Commercialisation grant.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      12    New South Wales floods: Resumption of debate ( from  24 May 2021 ) on the motion of

Ms Templeman —That this House:

(1)        notes the devastating effects of extreme rainfall that caused extensive flooding across areas of New South Wales in March 2021, resulting in disaster declarations in 63 local government areas by the NSW Government and causing more than $1 billion in damage;

(2)        acknowledges the work of emergency services and other groups in assisting throughout the emergency and subsequent clean-up, with particular reference to:

(a)         volunteer-based organisations such as the NSW State Emergency Service, NSW Rural Fire Service, Rapid Relief Team, and various charities;

(b)        supermarket operators that loaded supplies on to helicopters and barges to restock shelves at stores cut off by flood water and landslides; and

(c)         community members who assisted with distribution of supplies and relief efforts during and in the aftermath of the floods; and

(3)        calls on the Government to:

(a)         provide the support needed to allow businesses reliant on working waterways such as the Hawkesbury River (including turf growers, vegetable farmers and caravan parks) to get back to work;

(b)        act to fix the disastrous environmental damage by announcing specific funding to help address silt and debris build up, erosion and collapsing riverbanks; and

(c)         immediately access the $4 billion Emergency Response Fund, announced two years ago but never spent, for this recovery which can provide up to $200 million per financial year to be spent nationally on natural disaster recovery and mitigation.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      13    No Domestic COVID Vaccine Passports Bill 2021 ( Mr C. Kelly ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  21 June 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      14    Ransomware Payments Bill 2021 ( Mr Watts ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  21 June 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      15    Repatriation of Defence Data Bill 2021 ( Mr Katter ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  21 June 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      16    Business investment: Resumption of debate ( from  21 June 2021 ) on the motion of Mr Thompson —That this House commends the Government on the delivery of the 2021-22 budget, and in particular the measures to incentivise business investment, including:

(1)        extending temporary full expensing;

(2)        extending loss carry-back measures; and

(3)        establishing a ‘patent box’ for the biotechnology and medical technology sectors.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      17    Assyrian people: Resumption of debate ( from  21 June 2021 ) on the motion of Mr Bowen —That this House:

(1)        recognises that the Assyrian people, who are Christian by religion, are an original and Indigenous people of Iraq and encourages the Iraqi Government to reflect this in the Constitution of Iraq;

(2)        notes the aspirations of the Assyrian and Chaldean people for the establishment of an autonomous region in the Nineveh Plains and welcomes the in-principle agreement of the Iraqi Government to this request in 2016;

(3)        being aware of the Assyrian aspirations for the establishment of an autonomous province, calls on the Iraqi Government to take all appropriate steps to protect the human rights of minorities, including the Assyrian Christian people, and to support the continuation of their linguistic, cultural and religious traditions;

(4)        reaffirms the rights of Christian and other minorities of Iraq to live in peace and freedom and calls for all steps to be taken to ensure that members of the affected communities can live in freedom in Iraq; and

(5)        calls on the Turkish Government to immediately cease its military campaign in civilian areas of northern Iraq which has resulted in the evacuation of dozens of Assyrian villages and the displacement of thousands of Assyrians.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      18    Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2021 ( Mr Christensen ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  9 August 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      19    Job-ready Graduates Package: Resumption of debate ( from  9 August 2021 ) on the motion of

Mr Young —That this House:

(1)        notes that the Government’s Job-ready Graduates Package is getting more Australians into the degrees that will get them the skills and qualifications to get a job;

(2)        further notes that the latest data shows there are more Australians studying at university than ever before;

(3)        recognises that the largest increases in new enrolments are for courses made cheaper by the Job-ready Graduates Package; and

(4)        notes that the Government is providing a record $20 billion investment in the higher education sector in 2021.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      20    Waste and recycling: Resumption of debate ( from  9 August 2021 ) on the motion of

Mr T. R. Wilson —That this House:

(1)        notes that the 2021-22 budget continues to support significant reforms in Australia’s onshore waste and recycling industries, including:

(a)         $67 million to support new food and garden organic waste initiatives that assist Australian households to better understand what can be recycled, divert the amount of waste going to landfill and produce top quality compost;

(b)        an additional $5.9 million to expand the existing National Product Stewardship Investment Fund to invest in innovative industry-led solutions to improve the way products are designed, reused, repaired and recycled; and

(c)         $5 million to help small businesses to adopt the Australasian Recycling Label to help make recycling easier and to boost recycling rates;

(2)        further notes that the $190 million Recycling Modernisation Fund is leveraging more than $600 million of investment in state-of-the-art recycling infrastructure to sort, process and remanufacture waste materials onshore; and

(3)        congratulates the Government for its leadership in driving a once in a generation $1 billion transformation of our waste and recycling industries that will reduce Australia’s waste footprint by 10 million tonnes, protect our environment and create more than 10,000 jobs over the next decade.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      21    Statement by the International Energy Agency: Resumption of debate ( from  9 August 2021 ) on the motion of Mr Bandt —That this House:

(1)        notes the recent statement by the International Energy Agency that new coal, oil and gas projects must cease by 2021 to be able to reach net-zero by 2050; and

(2)        calls on all Members of Parliament to act urgently on the International Energy Agency’s warning.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      22    Aged care: Resumption of debate ( from  23 August 2021 ) on the motion of Dr Haines —That this House:

(1)        recalls the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety made multiple recommendations urging the Government to immediately improve the supply, diversity, and affordability of aged care across rural and regional Australia;

(2)        notes that it is now more than three months since the Government announced $630 million over five years to improve the respect, care and dignity shown to rural and regional Australians in the aged care system, including their families;

(3)        calls on the Government to:

(a)         explain exactly when and how it will deliver tangible progress on aged care in rural and regional Australia, particularly through:

(i)          rapid improvements to the supply of quality fit-for-purpose residential facilities;

(ii)        lowering the wait times for home care packages, which remain unacceptable;

(iii)      preventing aged care providers from exploiting consumers through excessive administration and management fees through greater transparency and consideration of imposing caps; and

(iv)       specific measures to improve skilled workforce training and retention in rural and regional Australia, including through improved pay, conditions, and staffing;

(b)        fully commit to recommendation 86 of the Royal Commission by ensuring at least one registered nurse is on site at all residential aged care facilities at all times; and

(c)         implement the recommendations of the Multi-Purpose Service Review, which was completed almost two years ago in October 2019, as soon as possible; and

(4)        raises specific concerns about the urgent need for a high-care residential aged care facility in Bright in regional Victoria which has gone without a dedicated aged care solution for over three decades, and implores the Government to work proactively with the Victorian Government and Alpine Health to implement an effective solution as soon as possible.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      23    No Requirement for Medical Treatment (Including Experimental Injections) Without Consent (Implementing Article 6 of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights) Bill 2021 ( Mr C. Kelly ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  30 August 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      24    Anniversary of the Australian national flag: Resumption of debate ( from  30 August 2021 ) on the motion of Mr Connelly —That this House:

(1)        recognises and celebrates the 120th anniversary of the Australian national flag which occurs on 3 September 2021;

(2)        honours the ideals for which our national flag stands including our history, geography and unity as a federated nation;

(3)        notes that this is the world’s only national flag ever to fly over one entire continent;

(4)        acknowledges that our flag has been Australia’s pre-eminent national symbol in times of adversity and war, peacetime and prosperity;

(5)        further recognises that our flag now belongs to the Australian people and has been an integral part of the expression of our national pride; and

(6)        expresses its respect for the Australian national flag as a symbol of our profound achievements as a federation, our independence and freedom as a people, and our optimism for a common future together.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      25    National Police Remembrance Day: Resumption of debate ( from  30 August 2021 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes —That this House:

(1)        notes that National Police Remembrance Day will be observed on 29 September 2021;

(2)        acknowledges the crucial role police officers across Australia play in our local communities and the tremendous risk and sacrifice that comes with their duty;

(3)        honours the lives and memories of those police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the course of their duty and specifically this year honours, Senior Constable David Masters of the Queensland Police Service, who was killed while trying to intercept a stolen vehicle;

(4)        pays tribute to the families and friends of police officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout our nation’s history;

(5)        commends the valuable work of Police Legacy, who look after the loved ones of police officers who have fallen; and

(6)        reaffirms its support for the nation’s police officers and honours their courage, commitment and dedication in ensuring the peace and safety of our communities.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      26    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2021 ( Mr C. Kelly ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  18 October 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      27    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Stopping PEP11) Bill 2021 ( Ms Steggall ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  18 October 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      28    Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2021 ( Ms Steggall ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  18 October 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      29    Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2021 ( Ms Steggall ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  18 October 2021 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      30    Spinal muscular atrophy: Resumption of debate ( from  18 October 2021 ) on the motion of

Mr Vasta —That this House:

(1)        acknowledges that the month of August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month;

(2)        notes that:

(a)         spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the number one genetic killer of infants under the age of two in Australia and one in thirty-five people are carriers of SMA; and

(b)        the Health Chief Executives Forum has encouraged all states and territories to include SMA in their Newborn Screening Programs following the success of the pilot program in

NSW/ACT;

(3)        recognises that the Commonwealth Government has invested significantly in the space of genetic testing and SMA treatment due to our strong economic management; and

(4)        calls on the remaining state and territory governments to implement SMA testing into their Newborn Bloodspot Program, following the advice from the Health Chief Executives Forum.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

      31    Pregnancy and infant loss: Resumption of debate ( from  18 October 2021 ) on the motion of

Ms Stanley —That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         15 October 2021 is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day;

(b)        on that day, parents, families, friends and healthcare workers will memorialise babies they have lost through miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death;

(c)         infant loss is a tragic and terrible event to go through for families, healthcare workers and friends, and International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day provides an opportunity to mark their shared loss; and

(d)        direct support for persons affected by pregnancy and infant loss is difficult at the current time considering the local health environment;

(2)        acknowledges that:

(a)         each year approximately 150,000 women in Australia experience some form of pregnancy or infant loss;

(b)        further issues are commonly faced by those close to these tragic events such as depression, anxiety, changes in relationships, development of unhealthy coping mechanisms and post-traumatic stress disorder;

(c)         these effects, amongst others, are often underestimated and overlooked by healthcare professionals, friends, and even family members, especially concerning pregnancy loss related bereavement and subsequent grief;

(d)        greater research and understanding is required to aide in the creation and establishment of programs, resources and services that support and provide assistance to survivors of baby loss and their families, and enable them to overcome their trauma and integrate their bereavement into their life in a healthy, helpful, healing manner;

(e)         services for people affected by pregnancy or infant loss have been continuing, as best as possible, their necessary and significant work during this recent and difficult period; and

(f)          further support is required including providing parents who aren’t covered by leave entitlements with the same amount of paid leave they would be entitled to if their baby was born alive;

(3)        expresses sympathy to all families who have suffered a miscarriage, a stillbirth or infant death; and

(4)        commends every person who has supported parents and families through their journey from the loss of a baby.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 25 October 2021. )

 

 

 

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